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Announcement of Funding Awards For the Rural Housing and Economic Development Program Fiscal Year 2004

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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD.


Notice of funding awards.


In accordance with section 102 (a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989, this announcement notifies the public of funding decisions made by the Department in a competition for funding under the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Rural Housing and Economic Development Program. This announcement contains the names of the awardees and the amounts of the awards made available by HUD.

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Jackie L. Williams, Ph.D., Director, Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development, Office of Community Planning and Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 7137, Washington, DC 20410-7000; telephone 202-708-2290 (this is not a toll-free number). Hearing- and speech-impaired persons may access this number via TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service toll-free at 800-877-8339. For general information on this and other HUD programs, call Community Connections at 800-998-9999 or visit the HUD Web site at

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The Rural Housing and Economic Development program was authorized by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act of 1999. The competition was announced in the NOFA published April 23, 2004 (69 FR 22320). Applications were rated and selected for funding on the basis of selection criteria contained in that notice.

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number for this program is 14.250.

The Rural Housing and Economic Development Program is designed to build capacity at the state and local level for rural housing and economic development and to support innovative housing and economic development activities in rural areas. Eligible applicants are local rural non-profit organizations, community development corporations, federally recognized Indian tribes, state housing finance agencies, and state community and/or economic development agencies. The funds made available under this program were awarded competitively, through a selection process conducted by HUD.

Prior to the rating and ranking of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 applications, Rural Enterprises of Oklahoma, Inc. in Durant, Oklahoma, was awarded $150,000, and Eastern Shore of Virginia, Habitat for Humanity, in Exmore, Virginia, was awarded $149,683 as a result of funding errors during the previous year's funding. For the FY2004 competition, a total of $24,619,153 was awarded to 105 projects nationwide.

In accordance with section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 (103 Stat. 1987, 42 U.S.C. 3545), the Department is publishing the grantees and amounts of the awards in Appendix A to this document.

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Dated: December 5, 2004.

Nelson R. Bregon,

General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development.

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Appendix A Fiscal Year 2004 Funding Awards for the Rural Housing and Economic Development Program

Rural Alaska Community Action Program, IncAnchorageAK$150,000
Collaborative Solutions, IncBirminghamAL400,000
The Hale Empowerment and Revitalization Organization (HERO)GreensboroAL138,168
Ark of Love Ministries, IncHaynevilleAL146,150
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Health Services Center, IncAnnistonAL50,000
Alabama Rural Heritage Foundation, IncThomastonAL150,000
Mississippi County Arkansas E.O.C.BlythevilleAR101,087
Chicot Housing Assistance CorporationLake VillageAR125,000
Crawford-Sebastian Community Development Council, IncFort SmithAR150,000
South Arkansas Community DevelopmentArkadelphiaAR150,000
Navajo Partnership for Housing, IncSaint MichaelsAZ400,000
Arizona Department of HousingPhoenixAZ400,000
Moenkopi Developers CorporationTuba CityAZ121,900
Hualapal Indian TribePeach SpringsAZ150,000
White Mountain Apache TribeWhiteriverAZ150,000
Housing Assistance CorporationFresnoCA400,000
Self-Help EnterprisesVisaliaCA400,000
Imperial Valley Habitat For HumanityEl CentroCA400,000
Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno IndiansSanta YsabelCA400,000
Cultural Marketing CenterFresnoCA150,000
Relational Culture InstituteFresnoCA150,000
Bishop Paiute TribeBishopCA142,212
Yolo Housing FoundationWoodlandCA69,872
Intertribal Economic AllianceBoulderCO400,000
Everglades Community Association, IncFlorida CityFL400,000
Clay County Habitat for Humanity/MiddleburgMiddleburgFL73,186
Florence Villa Community Development CorporationWinter HavenFL150,000
Seminole Tribe of FloridaHollywoodFL150,000
Southwest United Empowerment Zone, IncViennaGA400,000
JCVISION and Associates, IncHinesvilleGA398,028
Crisp Area Habitat for Humanity, IncCordeleGA21,826
Maui Economic Opportunity, IncWailukuHI150,000
Shoshone-Bannock TribesFort HallID380,310
Coeru d'Alene TribePlummerID150,000
Original Town of Liberal Revitalization, Incorporated (OTLR), IncLiberalKS150,000
Frontier Housing, IncMoreheadKY400,000
Southern Kentucky Economic Development Corporation (SKED)SomersetKY400,000
Kentucky Housing CorporationFrankfortKY400,000
Hazard Perry County Housing Development Alliance, IncHazardKY150,000
Purchase Area Housing CorporationMayfieldKY150,000
Owsley County Action TeamBoonevilleKY150,000
Low Income Housing Coalition East Kentucky, IncPrestonsburgKY84,000
Louisiana Technical College Tallulah FoundationTallulahLA150,000
Seventh District Pavilion, IncCrowleyLA150,000
Growth Council of Oxford HillsSouth ParisME150,000
Penobscot Indian NationOld TownME87,350
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi IndiansDowagiacMI150,000
Choctaw Housing AuthorityChoctawMS400,000
Life Renewal Ministries, IncStarkvilleMS400,000
Mississippi Homebuyer Education Center-Mississippi Housing InitiativeJacksonMS150,000
Action for Eastern Montana, IncGlendiveMT393,033
Kootenai River Development Council, IncLibbyMT150,000
Native American Development CorporationBillingsMT150,000
Anaconda Local Development CorporationAnacondaMT145,418
Eastern Band of Cherokee IndiansCherokeeNC400,000
Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe, IncHollisterNC399,580
Turtle Mountain Band of ChippewaAbercrombieND150,000
Ho-Chunk Community Development CorporationWalthillNE350,000
West Central Nebraska Development District, IncOgallalaNE150,000
Women's Rural Entrepreneurial Network-WRENBethlehemNH400,000
Eastern Plains Housing Development CorporationClovisNM400,000
Dona Ana County Colonias Development CouncilLas CrucesNM400,000
Pueblo of San JuanSan Juan PuebloNM400,000
Las Cruces Affordable Housing, IncLas CrucesNM150,000
Centro Fuerza y Unidad, Dona Ana County, NM (CFU)MesquiteNM139,920
Pueblo de CochitiCochiti PuebloNM150,000
Sandoval County Economic Development CorporationBernalilloNM150,000
Housing & Economic Rural Opportunity, IncLas CrucesNM150,000
Akwesasne Indian Housing AuthorityHogansburgNY395,034
Albany County Rural Housing Alliance, IncVoorheesvilleNY150,000
Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation, IncRochesterNY100,000
WSOS Community Action Commission, IncFremontOH150,000
Jackson-Vinton Community Action, IncWellstonOH150,000
Citizen Potawatomi NationShawneeOK400,000
Rural Enterprise of Oklahoma, IncDurantOK400,000
Umpqua Community Development CorporationRoseburgOR65,000
Mennonite Economic Development AssociatesLancasterPA150,000
Waccamaw Regional Council of GovernmentsGeorgetownSC150,000
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South Carolina Center for Fathers and FamiliesColumbiaSC150,000
Central South Dakota Enhancement DistrictPierreSD146,423
Miner County Community RevitalizationHowardSD150,000
West Tennessee Legal Services, IncJacksonTN400,000
LeMoyne-Owen College Community Development CorporationMemphisTN149,955
Douglass-Cherokee Economic Authority, IncMorristownTN149,237
Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties, Inc. (ADFAC)Oak RidgeTN65,665
Proyecto AztecaSan JuanTX400,000
Azteca Community Loan FundSan JuanTX400,000
Neighborhood Housing Services of Dimmit County, IncCarrizo SpringsTX400,000
Community Development Corporation of South Texas, Inc. (CDCST)McAllenTX400,000
El Paso Empowerment Zone CorporationEl PasoTX400,000
ACCION Texas, IncSan AntonioTX150,000
Statewide Consolidated CDCBeaumontTX149,717
Community Development Corporation of UtahSalt Lake CityUT400,000
Northwestern Band of ShoshoneBrigham CityUT150,000
Neighborhood Nonprofit Housing CorporationLoganUT150,000
Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project, IncRoanokeVA150,000
Southern Puget Sound Inter-Tribal Housing AuthoritySheltonWA395,012
World Vision, IncFederal WayWA400,000
The Alesek InstituteFifeWA136,070
Spokane Tribe of IndiansWellpinitWA150,000
Red Cliff ABND of Lake Superior ChippewasBayfieldWI400,000
West Central Wisconsin Community Action Agency, Inc. (West CAP)Glenwood CityWI250,000
Northwoods Niijii Enterprise Community, IncCrandonWI150,000
Southern Appalachian Labor SchoolKincaidWV400,000
Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action, Inc. (KISRA)DunbarWV150,000
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